Will K1 have enough this weekend to hold onto the ratings head to head against Pride? We will find out as the two go head to head this weekend. Pride’s New Years Eve battle takes place in Tokyo, while for K-1 they are three hours south in Ogawa.
K1 will be relying heavily on Kid Yamamoto’s superstar status as he squares off against the very popular Genki Sudo for the Lightweight Championship. Some Japanese newspapers wrote this weekend that this could be the last fight for Royce Gracie. Gracie denied the claim, however it will be interesting to see how many more fights Gracie does have left.
The card features a few K-1 fights, but primarily the card is featuring plenty of MMA fights for the New Years Eve weekend. The Japanese press is focused on Bobby Ologun’s fight this weekend against Akebono. Here is the latest card…
K1 NEW YEARS EVE CARD – DECEMBER 31st
– Royce Gracie vs. Hideo Tokoro
– Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto vs. Genki Sudo
– Heath Herring vs. Yoshihiro Nakao
– Jerome Le Banner vs. Alan Karaev
– Peter Aerts vs. Shungo Oyama
– Katsuhiko Nagata vs. Remigijus Morkevicius
– Akebono vs. Bobby Ologun
K-1 Rules Bouts
Semmy Schilt vs. Ernesto Hoost
Bob Sapp vs. Musashi
Masato vs. Akira Ohigashi
Remy Bonjasky vs The Predator